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Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Willcox

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  • This was one of the best adventures and surprised me. You drive on a dirt road to the trail head. It is 1.5 mile hike to the visotr center and the ruins of the ft. bowie . The hike is mostly sun expos...  more »
  • 3-mile round-trip hike to ruins along an easy, well-interpreted trail. Water fountains, restrooms, museum, & bookstore at the ruins' ranger station at the trail's mid-point. HIGHLY recommended.  more »
  • It's not a drive by or an easy do. It is a ways out there from anywhere you might stay. The drive includes some dirt road. You have to hike a mile and a half to get to the Visitor Center which sits sl...  more »
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  • I have lived in AZ most of my life and never realized how large Fort Bowie was and what they did there. You walk a trail for 1 1/2 miles to get there. You walk past a rest stop where the Butterfield Stagecoaches once stopped. You will also walk by the Post Cemetery, take time to read the information. Please plan on spending time visiting with the Rangers who work there and hear the stories about the fort. You can almost see the soldiers walking around the buildings after seeing how many people lived there. This is truly a historic site you don't want to miss. Make sure you have good walking shoes, a hat and lots of water.
  • Great history here points of interest and remains of Ft Bowie. 1 1/2 mile walk to fort sight from parking lot, but I feel it worth it. The trail has several points of interest to.
  • Great place to hike around and view historic sites. The place markers for key locations were easy to find and easy to read.
  • A hidden gem of the National Park system. To get to the fort, you have to hike 1.5 miles, but along the way there are exhibits setting the stage. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
  • Very interesting history, nice to expirence some of it in person! Have to hike in 1.5 miles. Only allow handicapped placard vehicles to use access road; confusing directions on this.